NCAA Basketball Rankings: Syracuse Retains Top Spot In Both Polls

There were no changes to the top five of either major college basketball poll, but former top ten squad Xavier was punished harshly for its home loss to Oral Roberts.

A week void of any major upsets meant no changes in the top five of this week's Associated Press Top 25 or USA Today/ESPN Top 25.

Unbeaten Syracuse remained at No. 1 in both polls, garnering 30 of 31 first-place votes from the coaches and 53 of 64 from the AP. Ohio State, Kentucky and Louisville held on to spots 2-4 in both polls. North Carolina rounded out the AP top five, while the coaches again opted for rival Duke.

The lone team to fall out of the top ten was Xavier, which was beaten by Oral Roberts by 22 on Saturday in a game the Musketeers played without three suspended starters. They fell from No. 8 to No. 14 in the AP poll and from No. 9 to No. 15 in the coaches poll.

Here are your full polls for this week:

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Syracuse (53) 11-0 1585 1
2 Ohio State (5) 10-1 1474 2
3 Kentucky (4) 9-1 1457 3
4 Louisville (2) 10-0 1364 4
5 North Carolina 9-2 1340 5
6 Baylor 9-0 1271 6
7 Duke 9-1 1266 7
8 Connecticut 9-1 1102 9
9 Missouri 11-0 1076 10
10 Marquette 10-0 1021 11
11 Florida 8-2 946 13
12 Kansas 7-2 939 12
13 Wisconsin 10-2 746 14
14 Xavier 8-1 728 8
15 Pittsburgh 10-1 707 15
16 Georgetown 9-1 644 16
17 Indiana 10-0 601 18
18 Mississippi State 11-1 576 17
19 Michigan State 9-2 413 21
20 Michigan 9-2 381 20
21 UNLV 11-2 251 30
22 Murray State 12-0 222 24
23 Creighton 8-1 130 25
24 Virginia 9-1 102 29
25 Illinois 10-1 96 19
Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 88, San Diego State 67, Stanford 61, Saint Louis 33, Gonzaga 23, Kansas State 22, Texas A&M 18, Wichita State 8, Alabama 8, Cleveland State 7, Northern Iowa 7, California 5, Vanderbilt 5, Northwestern 4, Ohio 3, Long Beach State 2, Indiana State 1

Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Syracuse (30) 11-0 774 1
2 Ohio State (1) 10-1 713 2
3 Kentucky 9-1 702 3
4 Louisville 10-0 679 4
5 Duke 9-1 637 5
6 North Carolina 9-2 623 6
7 Baylor 9-0 570 7
8 Missouri 11-0 560 8
9 Connecticut 9-1 526 10
10 Marquette 10-0 503 11
11 Kansas 7-2 471 12
12 Florida 8-2 447 13
13 Pittsburgh 10-1 386 14
14 Wisconsin 10-2 361 15
15 Xavier 8-1 318 9
16 Georgetown 9-1 301 17
17 Mississippi State 11-1 277 16
18 Indiana 10-0 245 20
19 Michigan 9-2 221 18
20 Michigan State 9-2 193 23
21 Creighton 8-1 107 24
22 Murray State 12-0 100 27
23 UNLV 11-2 68 34
24 Illinois 10-1 66 19
25 Harvard 9-1 53 26
Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State 32, California 28, Texas A&M 25, Virginia 19, Saint Louis 13, Alabama 12, Kansas State 12, Stanford 9, Memphis 7, Saint Mary's 5, Gonzaga 3, St. Joseph's 3, Vanderbilt 3, Northwestern 1, Oklahoma 1, Seton Hall 1

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